Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jack Devlin, May 8, 2013.
that pic looks like arctic fox IMO because of the long guard hairs.
Thought so too.
Wow thanks you guys for the info on the fly!, Jack heard you were in town, what a small world!
Thanks, Regarding my "luck" has more to do with where I live/lifestyle. I'm able to fish my choice of fishyspots, the closest being 3minutesfrom my front door, also it is very important to point out that this amazing fishery is due to some folks who have advocated for and with great foresight created the fishery we are enjoying, for all I know that great fish I caught you carefully released some years before.
Artic fox would work. I'm still new to tying and have a hard time looking at a pattern a determining with certainty what all of the materials are.
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The minute I saw the word Morrish I remembered the fly pattern.
Just tied a couple up.
Tried the arctic fox but it didn't work too well - Wabbit works best as in the original pattern.
I need some longer wabbit for some bigger flies.
Found this fairly good photo on-line. One can see the wabbit hide where it is tied in.
I'm currently attempting a longer version with an extra barred olive strip tied in at the tail.
Side note...after seeing Pat's success with that flatwing I tied up for the holiday fly swap, I tied one on at the beach yesterday. They work!
This guy measured out at approx. 19"
I fished the Morrish small fry today. Good results. Three nice 14"-15" cutts and a chum around 4.5 inches. My friend fished my rig awhile and got himself a nice cutt too.
I like the pattern and would like to tie some a bit longer. The rabbit I have is short. Going to look for some longer stuff over the weekend.
That's great, I clipped some down to about an inch, early in the season, what is theblue sparkle material?
"olive craft fur over the top, purple lite bright/angel hair body and tail with a little green krystal flash and white craft fur throat."
I haven't been able to find a description of Ken Morrish's Small Fry - only some photos. For sure, the wing and throat are rabbit fur, olive and white. 1/8" straight cut works best. About 1/4 inch long as suggested by Porterhause is perfect.
I went with Gary's suggestion of angel hair and it works great. I used some olive krystal flash but other colors would work too. I used pearl braid for the body but there too other materials would be fine.
A good effective and proven pattern. Thanks Ken Morrish.
Thanks Jack, Mark @ sportsman's warehouse helped me get the ingredients you listed, what an incredible resource, I will post results,
I just saw Mark today. He will set you on the right path. He is a wonderful fly tyer/fisherman, and, as you said, an "incredible resource."
I love these open-handed, in-the-water pictures!!!
Vise works great Jack!
Hers a solid one from today, it took a coho smolt pattern.
Glad to hear that, Tony.
That type of jaws and cam lever take a bit fiddling to get the hook tight but once you are familiar with it, you can tie anything on that vise. After you tie on it for a while, you will probably know just what you will want in a better vise.
Nice meeting you today Toni and I'm glad I could be of help. Your pictures a bit blurry but the fly looks good and should do the trick.
Enjoy the Featherlight Jack....I got the other one, we'll have to brake em in on some monster
10 inchers. It's a little faster than my Cabelas glass but should be fun to play with this summer.
Nice one Pat, and good looking pattern.
I was using this smaller poxy chum fry pattern that was producing great for me early on, But there is so much bait in the water that Ive been switching to less sparse and more flash to get my pattern noticed amongst the hordes of smolt where ive been fishing lately. Did you get any fish on the one I gave you Jack? Or did you explode it on the rocks like I usually do.
Pat, I forgot to tell you.
Nailed a few cutts with the fly and then "retired" it before I lost/damaged it. Have it in my box.